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vintage clothing, fashion accessories and jewellery, English and French textiles, Brocante, decorative furniture, furnishings, garden and homeware, designer-maker crafts and a carefully chosen selection of handmade gifts.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Monday's Mosaic

thankyou to everyone for all your fab photos
to make up the mosaic

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

thankyou Vintage at the Village Hall sellers- it was a FABULOUS day!

It was the sellers that made the 2nd
Vintage at the Village Hall fair
such an outstanding success!

Taking time and trouble to source such a varied selection
of beautiful and affordable vintage treasures,
displaying them so temptingly,
spending time chatting to buyers and browsers alike,
and promoting the fair with such energy and enthusiasm
over the past few months turned a sunny Monday in May
into a dream come true for the 600-plus Vintage Lovers
who came through the door!

Amongst the outside sellers were Jenny Jones
with THE most enchanting display of gardening wares

Irene from The Loft with painted furniture,
Colin and Joan's Garden Artefacts

Jeffinie and John from La Belle Maison
with fabulous French furniture and furnishings

Claire and Lindsey of Beau Frippery
with a treasure trove of vintage jewellery

and, resplendent in her new colours
proudly promoting the Vintage Tea Parties
Miss Dolly the 1950s caravan!

with a mixture of English and French textiles

Jo Ross at Hesta Nesta with the prettiest and plumpest
quilts and cushions

lovely Lizzy Drake, caught unawares setting up ;)

an exquisitely beautiful display from Lucy Bloom

Lizzie had come straight from the 3-day Shepton Mallet fair
and still had the energy to create a stunning stand!

Sophie and Kirsty at Fading Grace turned their cosy little corner
into a haven of girly gorgeousness

my Ted and Bunny stand was the usual mixture
of quirky finds all fighting for space
in an organised (ish) clutter!

Gill's Random handmade jewellery wasn't quite set-up
when I took this photo- sorry

like no-one else I know and has a
stunning eye for colour and design

Alex filled a last-minute cancellation and her pretty
stall looked really delightful.

Thanks to you all, lovely sellers!
(and thankyou to  Donna for lending me some of the photos)

Friday, 6 May 2011


Miss Dolly has been undergoing a little facelift and we weren't sure
if she would be ready in time for Monday

I'm really happy to say that Anna is bringing her along
to promote the Vintage Tea Parties,
sell her gorgeous range of china tableware
and let you know that Miss Dolly is available to hire :))

Monday, 2 May 2011

Vintage at the Village Hall manni makes her debut!

the window display at the Tourist Information Office
in Wimborne Square
to promote Vintage at the Village Hall

Only one week to go now. . .
I'm SO looking forward to seeing you there!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Pamphill Dairy & Farm Shop

I just SO enjoyed organising the November fair in spite of all the hard work!
Being the inaugural event there were a few fraught moments (how many cakes to bake. . .how many flyers to print. . .how many people will come. . .will it snow???)

Preparations for the May fair are in full swing- Spring is such a pretty time and while the Village Hall certainly shone decked with bunting in the cold wintery sunshine, I can't wait to see how it looks with stallholders selling under the front canopy, leaves on the surrounding trees, and the countryside beyond bursting with beauty.

More people visited the Vintage Fair than any other event held at the hall causing a hiccup with parking, which is one problem I didn't forsee!
To ease the situation we're allowed to use the overflow car park in the adjoining Farm Shop, with easy access to the Hall.

Pamphill Dairy, Pamphill Parlour, The Little Blue Barn, Anousta Skin Products and Pamphill Butchers all sell within the farm shop complex and are well worth visiting while you're at the fair!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

hello from Australia!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: hello from Australia

I came across your blog when trawling the internet flooking for vintage finds. I am coming to the UK in early May and am excited that I will be able  come to your Vintage Fair Could you tell me how I would make my way down by public transport? Where is the nearest train station to Pamphill?
I do look forward to atending the fair.
Castlemaine Australia

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Kingston Lacy House and Gardens

Pamphill Parish Hall is just 5 minutes drive

Although the house is shut on Mondays,
the gardens, National Trust shop and restaurant
are all open and well worth a visit!

Monday, 28 March 2011

the Power of Advertising

Just sitting here working out my newspaper and magazine ads for
Vintage at the Village Hall

Plenty of inspiration to hand. . .!